Hermit’s Rest



Authorities arrested a man today they believe is the “Forest Skinner,”  suspected of committing a series of unsolved murders around Norfolk County during the 1970s and 80s.

The suspect, who was wearing what appeared to be a handmade suit of unidentified animal hide, was severely malnourished and offered no resistance.

The arrest was the result of a CrimeLine tip given by two juvenile hikers who stumbled across a stone cottage.

The murders were committed in the Forest Park area of Norfolk between 1971 and 1989 and were infamous for the gruesome way the victims, all children,  had been skinned alive.


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